NXT Cruiserweight Champion Kushida has provided a health update, revealing that he recently tested positive for COVID-19.
On Instagram, Kushida recalled his August 17 title defence against Roderick Strong being cancelled. The Japanese star stated that he and his family produced positive COVID-19 tests at the time.
Detailing the symptoms he experienced, Kushida said:
“I hope everyone is okay. Three weeks ago, I was not available for my title match on NXT TV. I tested positive for COVID-19. My family also tested positive. Fortunately, everyone is okay.
“My wife and I are fully vaccinated, but we still got the virus. Fortunately, the vaccine has given us immunity, but we experienced some symptoms. We have very low energy and I lost my sense of smell and taste. We are recovering. Everyone is feeling better now. The pandemic isn’t over. Please stay safe. I will see you in the ring soon.”
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Kushida last wrestled during the July 21 205 Live tapings against Ari Sterling. He has held the NXT Cruiserweight Championship for 143 days, after pinning Santos Escobar for the gold on the April 13 episode of NXT.
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